Can I get a annulment if we have only been married a little over 2 weeks?

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Can I get a annulment if we have only been married a little over 2 weeks?

Unfortunatly nothing has changed for the better between us as I hoped it would. I was scared to get married in the first place; he isn’t from here and has no papers/visa etc. He recently caught a case and I was scared of him being deported and a lawyer told us that if we got married before court most likely he won’t be. Now I am starting to think that it was a wrong decision. I do feel like I was pressured (not by him) due to the circumstamces. And I know he wasn’t marrying me just for papers

Asked on April 23, 2012 under Family Law, Wisconsin

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

It is my understanding that in Wisconsin, civil annulments are difficult to obtainand not very common. The amount of time that you are married does not matter.  You need to have grounds for a civil annulment in Wisconsin To obtain a civil annulment in Wisconsin, and specifically prove one of the grounds stated within the time period specified by statute.  They are: 1. One of the parties to the marriage lacked the legal capacity to consent to the marriage; 2. One of the parties lacks the physical capacity to consummate the marriage; 3. One of the parties was a minor and did not have parental consent to marry; 4. The marriage is prohibited by the laws of the State of Wisconsin.  Getting a divorce, on the other hand, does not necessarily require proving grounds.  Get some legal help here.  Good luck.


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